Infographic: Your tax dollars at work. For oil, gas and coal companies, that is.
1BOG has cooked up another compelling infographic that illustrates how the odds are stacked against clean energy companies, particularly solar. Every year, the fossil fuel industry (oil, gas and coal) gets billions in subsidies and tax incentives from the U.S. government — over $500 for each taxpayer over 5 years, while a little more than $7 goes toward advancing solar. And that’s just the start.
If clean energy companies got the same treatment, our energy mix would look a lot different and our nation’s carbon emissions would be significantly lower. It’s an argument that Tom Rooney, President and CEO of SPG Solar, continues to drive home. Now 1BOG’s pixelsmiths do a wonderful job of illustrating what a clean energy future can look like if solar were on equal footing.